Fall Pest Control Tips

The lazy days of summer are just about over. Fall is upon us, and so will be fall pests if you don’t prepare the outside of your home properly. As the cooler weather begins to settle in, the pests we so often associate with the outdoors can quickly become indoor pests. Just as humans seek […]

Meet the House Mouse

Up close, these little fellas look sweet and innocent, but when underfoot, scurrying across the room, and popping out of pantries, the house mouse takes on a whole new image. Did you know that they don’t mean to scare you? They are just making themselves at home, in your home, because it is warm, dry, […]

How to get rid of cockroaches

The cockroach. Nothing says, “Yuck”, like the sight of a cockroach; dead or alive. Roches can be found in our homes, our favorite restaurants, our places of work, and even in our schools and libraries. No place is safe from a cockroach. They are equal opportunity inhabitants. If they have food, water and shelter, the […]

Spider Spotlight: the Wolf Spider

Is it a wolf? Or is it a spider? The name “Wolf Spider” comes from the Greek word “Aukoc” meaning “wolf”. It is used to describe the spider’s hairy appearance, agile hunting capabilities, and excellent eyesight. The wolf spider can range from 1/2 inch to two inches long and, like a wolf, they chase and […]

How do I know if I have mice in my house?​

Mice are small and so are the signs of their presence in your home. The most obvious signs of a mouse problem are their droppings (feces that look like chocolate sprinkles). Mice don’t concern themselves with sanitary conditions, thus they defecate regularly and often. You’ll will most likely find droppings along the very walking path […]

How do bats get in my house?

Nothing disrupts a great family meal more than a bat in the house. As upset as you might be about it, the bat is probably more concerned than you. You don’t want it there and it certainly doesn’t want to be there either. Besides, lasagna is not a meal bats crave. Unless, of course, it […]

How serious are ticks?

Ticks favor moist and humid environments, but, like many pests, they adapt to their surrounds and thrive. Ticks prefer to stay close to where they eat and receive shelter; the host. Hosts often include dogs, cats, rodents, birds, deer and even humans. Ticks typically live outdoors, in wooded or grassy areas, where they attach to […]

Where do cockroaches live?

These creepy crawling pests are often associated with garbage, dirty kitchens, and filth. They are also know for spreading a range of diseases and triggering asthma and other allergies. Keeping a clean house is useful and very important in order to reduce food sources used by cockroaches, but regardless of how clean your house is […]

Spider Spotlight: the Black Widow

The name, Black Widow, comes from a popular belief that the female EATS the male after mating. This is a rare occurrence and seldom happens in nature. Male black widow spiders tend to select their mates by determining if the female has eaten already to avoid being eaten themselves.  The black widow spider is a […]

Mice & Rats, what’s the difference?

How knowing the differences and signs of infestations can help Homeowners who find they are dealing with a mice or rat infestation are typically not happy campers. In these situations, it’s important to know how mice and rats are different, what they look like, how they behave, and the signs of infestation. About Mice Mice […]

Bed Bugs: How do you check for them?

Detecting bed bugs is not easy because they are small in size and able to hide in tiny, hard to reach spaces. Fortunately, live bed bugs leave signs that they’re around and active. Dark brown or black spots are one such indicator. Dried excrement on infested surfaces and a sweet, musty odor are also signs […]